Clark County Heritage Museum, Henderson
Categories: History Museums, Museums
Stroll through the collection of historical homes on Heritage Street, restored to recreate lifestyles of important periods in local history from 1910 to the 1970s, at Clark County Heritage Museum. Other outdoor exhibits include Paiute Indian shelters, replicated 1900s newspaper print shops, the 1932 Boulder City Train Depot, a restored 1918 Union Pacific steam engine, and an antique caboose. The indoor portion of the museum features exhibits focusing on prehistoric times, mining, and the city's recent development of the Strip in the "age of entertainment." Check online for special events. Put Clark County Heritage Museum into our Henderson trip itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Henderson.
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We were in Vegas for 12 days. First time here. We had a FANTASTIC time. For a buck or two admission, we met the administrator ( he's also on PawnStars ) and walked around not only the museum, but the ... read more »
The curator and his staff did a fine job in recreating/restoring symbolic structures from the era of Boulder dam construction. A stroll throughout the historic town is like stepping into a episode of ... read more »
We learned about this museum from watching the Pawn Stars. Especially if you are over 50, you will truly appreciate the homes, trains, and wedding chapel you can walk through. Each home is furnished e... read more »
We love the Clark County Museum! It is by far the best museum of local history that we have ever seen. We live in Indiana, and always make it a point to tour this excellent museum every time we visit our family in Henderson. With the incredibly affordable low admission prices, as well as the outstanding exhibits (both inside and outside), we will keep coming back.
This was a lot more interesting then I thought it would be. I originally thought it was just they main building but the homes behind it are also part of the attraction. The printing room, train station and everything else will throw you back. Spend a couple of hours here. its really something
This place was fun for very inexpensive. Some of the exhibits are def outdated and could use some tlc, but overall it was very interesting. My one complaint was the lady working in the gift shop. When we arrived, it was $5 for our entry fee, my husband tried to pay with a $20 bill and she looks at us and says, with attitude, "I don't think I can make change for that." My husband tells her that's the only cash we have and we don't want to use a card to pay $5 so she takes the twenty and opens the til, where a stack of $5 bills sits. If she had approached us with less attitude and asked if we had a smaller bill then it would have been different but her attitude was nasty and she made it seem as though she had no change, which was far from the truth. And her attitude continued at the end of our trip. Before we set out to explore, she told us that they were doing a scavenger hunt for children and asked if my son would like to participate, of course he said yes, so she handed him a booklet and pencil and told him to find as many of the pictures in the exhibits as possible. He did so and found all but one of the pictured items. So as we were walking back to the car, he stopped by the gift shop to turn in his booklet and she looks at him and says "this isn't the scavenger hunt booklet. Oh I must have given you the wrong booklet. This is the one for the scavenger hunt" as she hands him a thinner more colorful book than she had when we arrived and then stared at me and my son like it was our fault. How is it our fault that you gave us the wrong booklet. He actually found way more in the standard booklet than was listed in the scavenger hunt booklet but she wanted to look at us like it was our problem. Like I said, this was a fun museum that I will def be bringing family and friends to if they ever come visit, but the lady who was working this morning (8/14/16) had a bad attitude and seemed clueless.
Not so much a museum as it is an experience in history of the area here. For $2 you can't go wrong spending some time here. I wish the state would fund it a bit more, but they seem to have forgotten about the place and let it sit. The information on the houses is fascinating. We forget people lived and worked out here before we had air conditioning. How the war helped build this area and what the people did to survive reminds us of what made America the great nation it was. Inside the building have audio information that tells you the era of the structure and what its original purpose was and where it came from
This displays inside left quite a bit to be desired. It looks like the displays haven't been changed since the museum's inception. However, the outside displays were interesting, especially the houses. I would, however suggest that they update the mannequins. They were kind of creepy and looked like the mannequins that were used when the atomic bombs were being tested back in the 50s.
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